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Question on installing led on Yate Loon 120mm 20mm

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I want to order a Yate Loon 120mm 20mm slim fan to fit in the front side of NZXT Alpha classic case because I read it's a super tight fit to get a 25mm in there.
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/75...12C.html#blank
This post
http://www.overclock.net/case-mods-g...leds-fans.html
made me want to add some blue led to it, if possible.

I have no experience in doing anything like this, but it seems worthy to learn
Wondering if anyone owns the slim Yate Loon and if will I be able to access the PCB? From some fans I am looking at, they all seem to have a different built.


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Also what kind of wire?
I know it seems like a lot of trouble for a few lights, but this started when I installed a Tuniq Tower 120 in my work computer, I had to mount 120mm side fan on the outside, and added some lights, and it was so much fun, I'm now hooked. This is the puter now.


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Any help much appreciated
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I just pulled two of these from my system when I replaced the water cooling radiator (the new radiator didn't have the same clearance issues as the old one).

First, to answer your question: This YL fan has a sealed PCB, just like the NZXT fan you pictured in your post.

Second, some things about this fan that may interest you:
  • As I said, I used these on my old radiator. The new radiator (with standard 120mm x 25mm) fans gets the CPU only 2 degrees C cooler than my old setup. Bottom line: This fan can get the job done.
  • This YL fan comes in both slow and medium speed versions. Unless you're going for a super-silent system, I have no problem recommending the medium speed version, which I used for a full year while noticing only minimal noise (and they were mounted on the top of the case above the radiator, so I would have noticed!). Do note that I was using in-line resistor wires to slow the fans down to about 60-70% of their rated speed; I probably could have pulled those out and still not had a problem (if I'd needed additional cooling).
  • This fan has closed corners--keep that in mind as you consider how the front fan is mounted in your case. I had to carve out the corners for my installation (both the radiator and the case required short screws for attaching the fans).
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Thank you for your post. I ended up ordering this YL fan/medium speed
http://www.frozencpu.com/images/prod.../fan-454_2.jpg

From gathering some info, looks like I will be able to add some leds on it, with some trial and error

I have just enough space to install as it will slide/fit inside between front panel and drive bay.

Glad to hear you recommended the fan.
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